SARAH MOON

Another photography themed post.

I came across Sarah Moon’s work whilst researching for an essay. Using high speed film and soft focus, her signature style generates a sense of sadness and nostalgia about her work, which I love. There’s something so mysterious about it all…

 

BEAUTY SHOT

As part of the fashion photography module I study at college, we had to undertake a project where we were to style and photograph our own beauty shoot.

I wanted to take a classic black and white image with a vintage look about it, taking inspiration from images of Lana del Rey and Twiggy .

Now by no means have I any talent with a camera but it was quite fun I must say! With thanks to my lovely crew the photos turned out in my opinion quite well…kind of like the Lana del Rey images. I know I’ve questioned her over her live performances but you can’t deny she is beautiful…I love her style!

Anyway without further adieu, my attempts at photography…

Thanks to my wonderful crew of ladies…

Model: Rosa Nutty [not just a pretty face..click here]
Hair & MUA: Eimear Moylan
Styling & Photography: Kate Slattery 
Assisted by Emma O’Brien

PRINTS OF THE SEASON

OH hello hello!

I’m back… again! And will try my very best to keep the blogging up to date… I really don’t know how some people do it but here we are!

As we are well on our way into the season of Spring and with the sun shining from my window, for the first time in what seems like an age. I thought I would start back with one of my favourite things about Spring/Summer 2012 trends…PRINTS!

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 Digital print is big for this season with designers such as Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Preen, Carolina Herrera, Versace and Mary Katrantzou all jumping on the wagon. Embellishment was another way Matthew Williamson, Giles and Julien Mac Donald portrayed their prints.

Floral print which is a trend that has been seen in Spring/Summer shows of previous years is back and as playful as ever. I cannot get enough of Erdem’s florals!!

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Images: Catwalking.com

Aren’t they FAB!?

A CHANGE OF SUBJECT

So in anticipation of my trip to London last week, I had the strangest urge to bake.

Not just any old cakes though… oh no no NO!

But to bake Hummingbird’s most scrumptious cupcakes I have ever tasted. For anyone that knows me, knows well, that Hummingbird Bakery holds a special place in my food filled heart.

My sister first introduced me to the delights of this delicious bakery a couple of months back when we both lived in London and it’s been a love-love relationship ever since. Especially when they opened up their newest bakery in Frying Pan Alley which was a five minute walk from where I lived at the time.

Anyway, I could go on and on about Hummingbird Bakery but alas I will leave you with some photos of my attempts at recreating their tasty Red Velvet Cupcakes….

THE WEEKLY SHOP

Finally I have a job!

It took long enough but I am now a sales advisor at Topshop, Dublin. I’m quite excited actually, for the mere fact I LOVE Topshop’s clothes and accessories but also that lovely feeling you have at the end of the month when there’s money in the bank!

So with any excuse to celebrate with what little money I have, I headed to Penneys (Primark for the rest of the world) to spend some mula. Penneys is my go to place when I need to pick up a few cheap bits and bobs such as accessories. I always buy my jewellery there as I’m forever misplacing things and ever since River Island took over the chain, they’re as fashion forward as ever with their creations!

Check Bag – €11

Camera Charm – €2

Teapot – €1.50

TWO COUSINS

GLOSSYBOX – The September Issue

I first heard about GLOSSYBOX when reading a post about it on Thunder + Threads.

I like the idea of trying miniatures of products before spending a fortune on the actual size, so I went to the website to explore GLOSSYBOX a bit more and was I impressed. For just 12 pounds every month, GLOSSYBOX sends you a mix of 5 different product miniatures for you to test at home.

And if you review the products, you’ve tested, on their website you receive Glossydots which is a kind of points system. When you reach 1000 Glossydots your next GLOSSYBOX is free!

I received my GLOSSYBOX for September today and really, they don’t disappoint! The packaging is so adorable. It would actually be perfect as a gift or birthday present for someone who really loves beauty products I think.

The packaging…

adorable!

The miniatures I received….

L-R: Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing exfoliator,

Móa The Green Balm and

Plum eau de parfum by Mary Greenwell

 
 
HD Brows Eye&Brow Palette
 
 

Unfortunately one of the shadows in my HD brow palette was broken when I received the package this morning but with a quick clean up I was able the salvage what was left!

I’m so excited to try these products now and will definitely be ordering my next GLOSSYBOX for October!

HELLO AGAIN

I have to apologise. I’ve been in total hiatus for oooh let’s say the past month, but now I’m back and looking forward to getting this show on the road! From now on I’m going to try post as regularly and often as I can.

It’s been a tad hectic the past month. I finished up my internship with BLINK, probably the most fun internship I’ve done to date. The girl’s there are the loveliest bunch to work with. Getting the chance to work on events such as the Dublin Fashion Festival and meeting the likes of Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney was a pretty great experience too.

To the present I am studying Fashion Industry Practice  and so far, I LOVE it! My course tutor, Jan Brierton, is a working stylist herself and has so much knowledge and experience within the industry.

On Tuesday, Rebecca Morgan from Morgan the Agency came to speak to us about booking models and photographers for photoshoots. It was a really interesting talk and I’ll definitely be giving her a call when it comes to building my portfolio. Next week, the amazing Irish designer Peter O’Brien is also coming in to give us a talk which I’m really looking forward to and will keep you posted on.

SURE IT’S GRAND!

 

So for those of you who don’t know, I’ve been wondering what to do with my life now that I’ve moved home from London. After studying fashion and textiles at London College of Fashion this year I’ve decided to continue along that path but with a more fashion buying and styling focus.

I had applied for two PLC courses, Fashion Buying and Merchandising in Crumlin and Fashion Industry Practice in Marino, a few months ago and just had both my interviews. They went considerably well I think, so now I’m just waiting with my fingers, eyes and toes crossed to see what happens!

The print above is Fergus O’Neill’s Irish take on the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters produced by the British government during World War II. He hopes to sell 42 billion of his interpretation and give a euro back to the state for each one he sells, as a solution to the banking crisis! Kinda funny…

Find more of his stuff here: http://grandgrand.bigcartel.com/

 

 

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Apologies for my lack of posting the past week but as the title says it’s “better late than never”.

 

Been quite a busy, busy week this week.

 

Tuesday myself and two friends headed off to the Hotpress Yearbook and Who’s who Launch party in Crawdaddy to rub shoulders with I suppose you could the social scene of Dublin city. Needless to say I couldn’t put faces to names but did very much enjoy the live music, free drinks and food!

Front row seats!

Thursday was another busy, busy day. We had the launch of the Jean-ius Jeans style station for The Fashion Movement at the Jervis Shopping centre. Got to meet the amazing Brendan Courtney – I love his style! The photoshoot went great and it was such a good experience to be involved with.

Some photos from the shoot:

Brendan and the girlos

This weekend is a total chillout weekend. I might just get around to reading the Vogue magazine I bought two weeks ago! I promise I’ll start posting more regularly…have a good one!

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